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Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Study Finds Genes Predict Type 2 Diabetes As Well As or Better than Conventional Risk Factors

Page changed: You Did Not Eat Your Way to Diabetes

Added citation to new large-scale study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which found that testing for alleles of 8 genes associated with Type 2 was predictive of diabetes regardless of classic risk factors and predicted as well as did those risk factors. In addition, the usefulness of the gene test for prediction became greater as time went by while that of the risk factors declined over time.

This is yet more evidence of the genetic nature of Type 2 diabetes.

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